Student Spotlight 2017

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Welcome to our new Student Spotlight area. We have so many talented students in our school so we decided to dedicate this part of our website to telling you all about the talents of some of these students.

Jessica Ziu - Irish Soccer Team

Jessica is an excellent student with exceptional academic and sporting achievements. Jessica first started in Larkin on our football scholarship programme travelling in from Finglas. As a young girl she took an interest in football and played with the boys. When she was 12 she joined Shelbourne FC. Jessica’s football skills have developed incredibly over the years resulting in her being picked to play for the Leinster U/15 squad at the age of 13. Jessica continued her success by being promoted from the Leinster football squad on to the Irish International team at only 14 and now at the age of 15 she continues to play for Ireland.

Last weekend Jessica and her club, Shelbourne girls, won the Irish clubs competition and she scored the winning goal.

Over the Easter holidays Jessica will be playing for Ireland, representing Larkin CC, against England, Scotland and Wales. 

Jessica is also on the Larkin girls U/15 and U/17 school team, to date she has played in Leinster Cup and League finals with the school. 

Football is only one of Jessica’s many talents; she represents the school in a range of sporting activities such as, Badminton, Basketball, Gaelic Football, Rock Climbing, Cross Country and Athletics. 



 Alexandru(Alex) Rusu

The first student we would like to tell you about is Alexandru(Alex) Rusu. Alex is a fine young man in second year who is liked by all who know him. He does many great things in his life but he would like us to just focus on his art.

At the age of ten Alex liked drawing but, as he says himself, when he went to draw people all he could do was match stick men. His mother thought it was time for him to learn to draw a bit better so she enrolled him in some basic level art classes. This was a major turning point in his life as he developed a love for doing various forms of drawing and painting. He studies art for the Junior Cert and is now doing advanced art classes every weekend. 

Alex is now fourteen so it is only four years since his first basic art class. Click onto the three galleries below to see a sample of the work he has done. 

Well done Alex. We are all proud of you.